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Definition of "temple" []

  • A building dedicated to religious ceremonies or worship. (noun)
  • Either of two successive buildings in ancient Jerusalem serving as the primary center for Jewish worship. (noun)
  • Judaism A synagogue, especially of a Reform congregation. (noun)
  • Mormon Church A building in which the sacred ordinances are administered. (noun)
  • Something regarded as having within it a divine presence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "temple" in a sentence
  • "[Illustration: _The ruined temple of Prambanam_] [Illustration: _Bas-reliefs in the Siva Temple, Prambanam_] [Illustration: _The stairs leading to a Prambanam temple_]"
  • "First you should visit Wat Phrakeaw, this temple is awesome and full with beautiful Thai Architectures."
  • "Somewhere in their temple is a wheel, a torus, which pulls strange matter into the world."